Days of the Bagnold Summer is a bittersweet bildungsroman that hits all the right notes. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, it sees 15-year-old Daniel Bagnold (Earl Cave) and his mother Sue (Monica Dolan) dealing with the lingering disruptions of divorce. Things come to a head when Daniel’s dad cannot host him in Florida for the summer as promised, forcing mother and son to spend six long weeks together. While Sue sees this as an opportunity to mend a broken bond, Daniel isn’t too keen on the idea. He would rather focus his attention on starting a heavy metal band. Both Cave and Dolan are quietly captivating, pulling viewers in with their relatable and charming discomfort. Minimal and with no sense of urgency, the story unfolds authentically as seemingly small moments are given the attention they deserve to reveal the tangled and touching emotions behind each interaction.